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Sep 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
guard and not just signed up for the national guard, volunteered to deploy to iraq. went to iraq, came back, did another deployment, that one was in kuwait and have continued your political career. you're still a member of the national guard if i'm not mistaken. >> yes. >> my understanding is that experience changed your politics quite a bit. you were a conservative i believe, conservative on social issues certainly, when you were 21, and your deployment changed your politics. i want you to talk about that and then talk a bit more broadly about what you saw from democrats in this convention. >> absolutely. you know, my deployments both to iraq and kuwait absolutely were life-changing in so many ways. specifically with regards to social issues and kind of my politics in general, seeing firsthand the extreme, really the extreme negative effects of what can happen in societies where the government tries to be a so-called moral arbiter for its people and drawing that link from extremeness in the middle east to some of the conversations that we're having here at home, places where our gover
Sep 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
the second anniversary of the end of u.s. combat or operations in iraq and reminded americans of the, quote, still difficult work ahead of us in afghanistan. and more than 5,000 louisiana residents remain in emergency shelters as the remnants of isaac move north along the gulf coast. >>> but first my story of the week. america lost. this week the republican party gathered in tampa to tell a terrible and tragic tale of american decline. they couldn't quite say that explicitly, of course. this is the party of reagan and sunny optimism or so they'd like to present themselves. but you couldable help notice that the three days of speeches on the convention floor were an orgy of days gone by. the packaging for this message was an insist stent indication of american greatness. as rachel maddow's team covered it, almost every single speaker told a story of upward mobility usually taken from their own family's past, tracing the arc of the american dream that brought them to the podium. >> my dad got his first job when he was 6 years old. >> my dad was a truck driver. >> my dad grew up in poverty. >>
Sep 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
, morocco, pakistan, algeria, kuwait, india, iraq just to name a few. in tunisia yesterday protesters breached the wall of the u.s. embassy where two people have died and 29 others have been hurt. in sudan, meanwhile, demonstrators got both the u.s. and german embassies and managed to set fire to the latter. a 14-minute video on youtube called "the innocence of muslims." nbc news has decided not to show any images from the film. the man behind the film, an egyptian born christian koptic was taken into custody earlier this morning and questioned by federal authorities reportedly about whether his involvement in this film may have violated terms of his probation. on thursday secretary of state tried to tamp down the religious outrage by denouncing the film. >> let me state very clearly, and i hope it is obvious, that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. >> the film was initially to have
Sep 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
in 2006 the democrats very successfully nationalized that election, a lot around the iraq war and opposition to the iraq war and a feeling of exhaustion. let's say everyone at this table wins and we have a democratic majority in both houses. what is the agenda? kirsten, when you say to the foekz in your district, i'm going to go to congress and if you put democrats in charge, we will do -- what's the fill in the blank there? >> well, chris, you know, when we're walking and talking with voters in our district what we say is the only way to change washington is to change the people we send there. unfortunately, from arizona, we have been sending a delegation that is more interested in partisan bickering than actually solving problems. i'll tell you, chris, voters are concerned about one thing and one thing only in arizona, jobs. one-third of arizonans are worried they can lose their jobs some time this year. they wake up in the morning and they don't really think about being a democrat or being a republican. they think about whether or not they're going to have their job. whethe
Sep 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
:00. it is a great show packed with congressional candidate tulsi gabbard. military service in iraq turned her from a republican to a democrat. and jeremy scahill, we'll talk about foreign policy played at the democratic national convention and the question for the next two months, how to win a campaign? what works? there's a lot of conventional wisdom out there. coming up next is melissa harris-perry. melissa asked which donkey showed up in charlotte, eeyore or the donkey from shrek? see you tomorrow morning here at 8:00. thank you for getting up. there are projects. and there are game-changers. those ideas that start with us rolling up our sleeves... ...and end with a new favorite room in the house. and when we can save even more on those kinds of projects... ...with advice to make them even better... ...that's a game-changer in itself. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. maximize your budget with mosaic tile, starting at just $3.98 per square foot. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not le
Sep 23, 2012 5:00am PDT
, of siege mentality when we had 150,000 troops in iraq. in pakistan, that's the case. we are talking drone attacks. being in the midst of battle on the front lines of civilization. >> invite every definition of the word, we are at war with pakistan. since 2006, we have killed almost 4,000 pakistanis. that's a war. it's just a war being fought like a video game. >> because pakistan is a place that is so intense and conflicted and complicated, the u.s. government -- this is where we get to the question of what do you do when a bizarre character, it looks like. the story is out of a satirical future. i can't believe it's real. this is the u.s. government running an ad in pakistan featuring president obama and secretary of state, hillary clinton condemning the film. check it out. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. there is no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. >> let me state very clearly and i hope it is obvious that the united states government had absolu
Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
population in the islamic world that is angry with the united states for the invasion of iraq, the war in afghanistan, the attacks and so many things. we are talking political anger manipulated and used. >> muhammad morsi, who is, i guess the president of egypt? that's the term, president of egypt? >> yes. >> elected in the elections since the fall of mubarak has been proposing blasphamy laws. basically, you can't do certain things, certain kinds of speech, you know that are derogatory to muhammad. what is your thought? >> i agree with the right to offend. when you look at pakistan or any other part of the country, it comes up a lot in pakistan. they use tools. i reject. that's why i was telling the woman in the video, i'm using speech. i want to discuss, what is protected speech. if you have the right to be racist, where does my right end to respond to a racism and bigotry. i want to silence minorities and people who don't agree with the government. >> an argument i heard is that our -- in the last 30 or 40 years, there's a lot before that during periods of scares that was tolerant of
Sep 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
was it? it was something like iraq -- iraqis stunned by bush campaign competence. it was about like, wait a second. these guys really do know what they're doing. >> what you have to keep in mind about romney, there's a big difference between voters about who they are and what they think they are. >> absolutely. >> when they think they're receiving government benefits. >> hold on one second. i want to take a break and continue the conversation after this. his morning starts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ [ female announcer ] and try aleve for relief from tough headaches. sven's home security gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every pur
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